Charlene Weisler’s urban photography is inspired by the transience and impermanence of street art. Concentrating on the evolving nature of layered, decaying graffiti, Weisler’s art captures a timeline of competing efforts and messages eroded by weather and time. Notably, the photographs are “as-is” – as she finds them on the streets – and are not […]
Some pretty cool high res photographs of 1949 London have appeared over on Retronaut. The series is mostly photos of one street, which shows everything from fashion to architecture. Most interesting to me is the lit up advertisements on the sides of the buildings. What a great way to take a look at the past.
A great series of color photographs taken between 1914 and 1918 have sprung up on one of our perennial favourite websites, Retronaut. The series offers a unique and interesting look at parts of France during the period of war: posed group shots, special candid shots and landscape and building photographs all make it into the series. Check out some of our favorites below.
I’m obsessed with looking through old photographs. I wonder about the stories behind them, the people in them, the social situations, and the differences compared to now. The National Library of Ireland has incredible pictures of Ireland over the last thousand years. They are just fun, romantic and beautiful to look at.
Maria Teicher is a painter and photographer, but you’ll rarely know which one of the two your looking at. Her beautiful photos are turned into beautiful paintings through painstaking attention to detail and ability to capture the image and the reality behind it. She manages to bring to life to details that are almost lost in the photos themselves, but does so while maintaining the photographic qualities and realism contained in the original image. I dont know how else to say it: she’s amazing and her work is breathtaking.
New Hampshire artist, Cecilia Webber, has created a unique series of photographs of birds, flowers and butterflies that largely consist of, wait for it, naked people. A lot of planning and intensive digital manipulation went into producing such stunning pieces of art. Webber sees art as a means of heightening emotional experience through manipulation of imagery and form.
I showed with Michael Mapes last year. His boxes house thousands of individual specimens consisting of dissected photographs and biographical DNA in the form of such things as hair, finger nails, scent, eye-lashes, fingerprints, food, botanical elements, fabric swatches, makeup, dirt, handwriting samples and breath. The works are absorbing and the material list just as charming.
The IMPS of Marge and Fletch are a talented Los Angeles-based creative group that specialize in photography. With a great sense of humor! Some of their photos come out as weird, funny and fascinating.
Sophia Ainslie’s body of work, Fragments, speaks to the human body becoming fragmented as well as the landscape we live in. Using imagery collected from an X-ray, residential Google Earth maps, and tiny areas of photographs and sketches made while walking in the New England landscape, the works are very specific to place, both exterior and interior, as well as the space in between.
North Carolina artist Scott Hazard tears openings into identical photographs, then stacks them on top of each other to create what looks like warps to unknown universes. No mention is made of teleporting, but we imagine it’s an open invitation to do just that.
Maurizio Bongiovanni’s work totally draws the viewer in. He creates it from potographs abstracted through photoshop which are then painted on a large scale. His work walks the fine line of figuration and consideration. No wonder I dig it.
Edward Burtynsky is a Canadian-photographer who tries to ‘capture the dilemma of modern existence’. These are from a series called Tailings, which is a canal carrying away the residue that’s left after the refinery of some material.